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A stateside Mother’s Day message

A stateside Mother’s Day message

For those of you in the US who read this all bemused back in March when it was Mother’s Day in the UK – now it’s your turn. Happy (stateside) Mother’s Day. Today I don’t feel like a mother deserving of the pinkness, the flowers, and the adulation of Mother’s Day. Today I am a … Continue reading

A little time apart

A little time apart

Since my last post, I have parented in a particularly full on way. Let’s call it Extreme Parenting. For weeks of the summer I travelled, slept, drove, walked and breathed in the company of my brood. Intense goes some tiny way to describing it. I lived them every second. They were undiluted by friends, by … Continue reading

Maureen and the Vicar

Maureen and the Vicar

When my husband and I were about to get married, we were invited to a kind of pre-marriage course at the vicarage. Truth be told, we didn’t go with an open mind, ready to learn something new. We were a little bit silly and sniggery about it. It seemed well meaning, but a little bit … Continue reading

I will survive

I will survive

I am coming to the end of an era. My youngest starts school in a few short months. It feels like a moment. Beyond the tiny school uniform, and the new lunch box and the first day photo. It’s the end of the preschool years, that for me have lasted for eight crazy years. I … Continue reading

The art of stopping

Truth be told, I have moments when I’m not that good at holidays. Particularly in the beginning before I get into the swing of things. I don’t do well with the adjustment, the slowing down, or more like, the slamming on of the brakes after the frenzy of packing, laundry, organizing and anticipation of needs, … Continue reading